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The McGill Library Rare Books and Special Collections began collecting rare materials in the 1850s, and through gift and purchase the holdings now constitute rich and highly diverse research collections. The humanities and social sciences and in particular art and architecture, Canadiana, history, literature, the history of ideas (philosophy and religion), travel and exploration, and the history of the book form the core of the collection. More information can be found on the library’s website http://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/rarebooks/about

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McGill University Library Digitized Title
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Lande Canadiana
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Travel
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Railroads
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Cookbook Collection
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Rare Books & Special Collections - Blacker Wood
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civilian pub.,
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fifth sunday meeting association of canada
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desbarats, george edouard, 1838-1893, publisher
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clark, charles, 1806-1880, printer
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producer not identified
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lear, edward, 1812-1888, artist.
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English
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2 volumes (xcvi, 578 pages) : xlii plates (some folded ; including frontispieces, maps, facsimiles), 2 folded maps (in pockets) ; 23 cm.
Topics: East Asia -- Description and travel., Pilot guides -- East Asia., McGill University Library...
24, [2], [2], 24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Topics: Cooking., Cooking, Canadian., Flour., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Allemagne, Henry René d', 1863-1950
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2 volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits, plans ; 33 cm
Topics: Cards -- History., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Saul Shapiro Collection of...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
xxi, [2], 305 pages frontispiece (map) illustrations 20 cm
Topics: English language -- Slang -- Dictionaries., English language -- Dialects -- England -- London.,...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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471 pages : maps (some folded) ; 23 cm
Topics: Middle East -- History -- 19th century., Nationalism -- Middle East., World War, 1914-1918 --...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Grosse Berliner Kunst-Ausstellung (1900); Bismeyer, Fritz, former owner; Königliche Akademie der Künste (Berlin, Germany); Verein Berliner Künstler; Düsseldorfer Künstlerschaft
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xii, 140 pages : illustrations, plans ; 17 cm
Topics: Grosse Berliner Kunst-Ausstellung -- (1900) -- Catalogs., Art -- Germany -- Berlin -- Exhibitions.,...
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Standard Brands Limited; University of Waterloo. Library. Women's Studies Collection. CaOWtU
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48 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Baking -- Canada., Desserts., Cooking, Canadian., Baking powder., McGill University Library...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Corbin, Henry; Nasr, Seyyed Hossein; McGill University. Institute of Islamic Studies. Tehran Branch; Dānishgāh-i Tihrān; Anjuman-i Shāhanshāhī-i Falsafah-ʼi Īrān
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xxxii, 702, 179, 21 pages, [9] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Topics: Corbin, Henry., Corbin, Henry, -- -1978., Islam -- Doctrines., Sufism., McGill University Library...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
151 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Cooking., Cooking, Canadian., Baking., Bread., Pastry., Flour., Five Roses Flour., McGill...
303 pages, iv. : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Topics: Actors., Theater -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal -- History., Théâtre -- Québec...
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by Allemagne, Henry René d', 1863-1950
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2 volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits, plans ; 33 cm
Topics: Cards -- History., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Saul Shapiro Collection of...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Nieuhof, Johannes, 1618-1672; Goyer, Pieter de; Keizer, Jacob de; Ogilby, John, 1600-1676, translator; Schall von Bell, Johann Adam, 1592?-1666; Kircher, Athanasius, 1602-1680. China monumentis ... illustrata; Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie
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327 (i.e. 307), 18, 106 pages illustrations 40 cm
Topics: China -- Description and travel., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Travel
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
21 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm
Topics: Cooking (Chocolate), Desserts., Cuisine (Chocolat), McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
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4 volumes tables (some folded) 28 cm
Topics: Cuba -- Dictionaries., Cuba -- Gazetteers., Cuba -- Biography -- Dictionaries., McGill University...
40 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm
Topics: Desserts., Bread., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Desserts, Bread
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by Crane, Walter, 1845-1915; Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905; Martin, Sarah Catherine, 1768-1826. Old Mother Hubbard; Crane, Walter, 1845-1915. Absurd ABC
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4 volumes in 1 (8; 8; 8; [8]) leaves : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Nursery rhymes., Illustrated children's books., Fairy tales., Cats -- Juvenile poetry., Dogs --...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Salon des Tuileries (6th : 1928 : Paris); Besnard, Paul Albert, 1849-1934
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146 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 18 cm
Topics: Salon des Tuileries -- (6th : -- 1928 : -- Paris, France) -- Catalogs., Painting, French -- 20th...
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by Adler, Elkan Nathan, 1861-1946, editor
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xxiv, 391 pages viii plates (including frontispiece) 23 cm.
Topics: Voyages and travels., Travel, Medieval., Palestine -- Description and travel., Travel -- history.,...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Great Britain. Commissioners for Adjusting the Boundaries for the British and French Possessions in America; Silhouette, Étienne de, 1709-1767; La Galissonnière, Roland Michel Barrin, marquis de, 1693-1756; La Ville, Jean-Ignace de, 1690-1774; France. Commissaires sur les possessions et les droits de la Grande-Bretagne et de la France en Amérique; Jefferson Exhibit Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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4 v. : maps (engravings) ; 26 cm (4to)
Topics: Nova Scotia -- Boundaries., Saint Lucia -- Early works to 1800., Acadia -- Early works to 1800.,...
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by Hernández, Francisco, 1517-1587; Jiménez, Francisco, d. 1620, translator; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929
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lii, A-H, 300 pages, 1 leaf 3 facsimile 24 cm
Topics: Materia medica -- Mexico., Natural history -- Mexico., Materia Medica., Natural History., McGill...
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[409] leaves, bound ; 28.6 x 16.7 cm
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Topics: Qurʼan. -- Persian & Arabic., Manuscripts, Arabic -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal.,...
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by Forbes, Marcelle Azra
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639 pages 22 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking
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348 leaves 19 cm
Topics: Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions., Pharmacy -- Early works to 1800., Formulas,...
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by Borthwich, John Douglas, 1831-1912
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531 pages, [54] leaves of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
Topics: Montréal (Québec) -- Biography., Montréal (Québec) -- History., Montréal (Québec) --...
40 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Topics: Baking -- Canada., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
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by Grandpré, A. de, cartographer
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1 map ; 53 x 64 cm, folded to 18 x 11 cm
Topics: Parc du Mont-Royal (Montréal, Québec) -- Maps., Montréal (Québec) -- Maps., McGill...
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by Hoffmann, Professor, 1839-1919
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xi, 457 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Magic tricks., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Magic tricks
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by Meyerfield, Otto, -1934; Kunsthaus Lempertz; Kunsthaus Lempertz. Math. Lempertz'sche Kunstversteigerung ; 391.
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43 pages, 26 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Topics: Meyerfield, Otto, -- -1934 -- Art collections -- Catalogs., Painting, German -- 19th century --...
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by Gid, Raymond; Sontheimer Foundation, former owner. MCR-S
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415 pages : illustrations, map ; 19 cm.
Topics: Cooking, French., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking, French
xvi, 154 pages 11 plates 35 cm
Topics: Bible. -- Gospels. -- Greek., Codex purpureus Rossanensis., Manuscripts, Greek -- Facsimiles.,...
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256 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Canada -- Guidebooks., Canada -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1867-, Canada -- Conditions...
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by Swanick, Sean; McGill University. Rare Books and Special Collections; McGill University. Institute of Islamic Studies. Library; McLennan Library
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44 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Ghazzālī, -- 1058-1111 -- Exhibitions., Ghazzālī, -- 1058-1111 -- Bibliography --...
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by Robin Hood Flour Mills
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29 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Topics: Cookies., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cookies
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by Gould, John,1804-1881,artist.
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20 leaves of plates
Topics: Gould, John, -- 1804-1881., Birds -- Australia -- Pictorial works., McGill University Library...
31 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Topics: Baking., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
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by Hoffmann, Professor, 1839-1919
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10, 222 pages : illustrations, portrait
Topics: Magic tricks., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Magic tricks
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by Robin Hood Flour Mills
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15 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Topics: Baking., Christmas cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
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by Martin, Rita
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164 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 23 cm
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
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by Guarino, Veronese, 1374-1460
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3 volumes.
Topics: Guarino, -- Veronese, -- 1374-1460., HUMANISM., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Guarino,...
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by Francatelli, Charles Elmé, 1805-1876
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xv, 560 pages : illustrations
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking, Cookbook Collection
368 pages : illustrations
Topics: Almanacs, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Lande Canadiana, Almanacs, Canadian
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by Curran, James Watson, 1865-1952
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xiv pages, 1 leaf, 88, 88A-88B, [89]-359, [1] pages including maps frontispiece, illustrations, plates 23 cm
Topics: America -- Discovery and exploration -- Norse., Great Lakes (North America) -- Discovery and...
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by Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, 1208 or 1209-1283 or 1284, author
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401 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24.5 x 15 cm
Topics: Manuscripts, Persian -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal., Illumination of books and manuscripts,...
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by McCrae, John, 1872-1918; Macphail, Andrew, 1864-1938
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ix, 141 pages 2 portrait (including frontispiece) plates, facsimile 20 cm
Topics: English poetry., McGill University Library Digitized Title, English poetry
[16], 237, [11] pages, [26] leaves of plates (4 folded) : illustrations, maps ; 32 cm
Topics: China -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800., China -- Social life and customs -- Early...
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by Gould, John,1804-1881,artist.
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20 leaves of plates
Topics: Gould, John, -- 1804-1881., Birds -- Australia -- Pictorial works., McGill University Library...
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by Pallas, Peter Simon, 1741-1811; Baldinger, Ernst Gottfried, 1738-1804; Erxleben, Johann Christian Polykarp, 1744-1777
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2 volumes : illustrations
Topics: Zoology., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Zoology
183, 3 pages, [11] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Flour., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Flour,...
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723 pages illustrations 27 cm
Topics: Occultism -- Dictionaries -- French., Magic -- Dictionaries -- French., Superstition --...
224 pages ; 19 cm
Topics: Desserts., Bread., Cake., Cooking (Eggs), Puddings., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
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203 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking
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88 pages ; 19 cm
Topics: Confectionery., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Confectionery, Cookbook collection
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by Ford, H. J. (Henry Justice), 1860-1941. ill; Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912. edt; Longmans, Green, and Co. pbl; Spottiswoode & Co. prt
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xvi, 424 pages, [33] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm
Topics: Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction., Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction., Conduct of...
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viii, 481 pages 20 cm.
Topics: Quotations, English., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Quotations, English
460 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Topics: Cooking., Games., Home economics., Formulas, recipes, etc., Housekeeping., McGill University...
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by Patrick, Symon, Bp. of Ely, 1626-1707; Lowth, William, 1660-1732; Arnald, Richard, 1700-1756; Whitby, Daniel, 1638-1726
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7 volumes : map, portraits ; 28 cm
Topics: Bible -- Commentaries., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Bible